Donna Karan heard that viral videos are really popular with the kids these days, so she hired Sting’s son to make a two-minute movie starring Christina Ricci
and a handbag, then released it to the wilds of the internet. Er, sorry Donna, we’re not sure this has what it takes to be the next Susan Boyle-level web hit, but hey, it’s Friday. We’ll go ahead and post it anyway. [WSJ
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In the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, flits around New York City wearing Givenchy dresses and oversized shades. Many a woman has since tried to pull off Holly’s look, particularly the big sunglasses. The sunnies are supposedly a discontinued Ray-Ban style, so the movie’s title character, Tiffany & Co., has stepped in to fill the void. The brand is now selling Tiffany Charms sunglasses, which are reminiscent of the pair from the movie, in black, Tiffany blue, and purple. Of course, Tiffany wouldn’t make regular ole eyewear, so these feature charms you can switch up depending on whether you’re in a “T,” Tiffany logo, or heart kind of mood. Would you buy these to be one step closer to Holly Golightly? [Also, you would think that Ray-Ban would've stepped up and started producing them again by now. Guess they're too busy raking in Wayfarer sales.--Editor] [Luxist] Keep reading »
We’re just going to call it now. 2009 is officially the year of celebrity fashion collaborations. And Charlize Theron just made it into the design world at the last minute by teaming up with TOMS Shoes. But while many celebrities simply think they have the ability to cull fashion brilliance from their dramatic interiors, Charlize is using her style sense for a good cause, and given TOMS’ charitable aspect, the partnership really is quite perfect. Keep reading »
The are certain families—like, say, the Coppolas and the Gyllenhaals—where coolness seems to be infused in the DNA. I’d like to add another to the list: the Reitmans. Papa Ivan is the producer behind flicks like “Ghostbusters” and “Animal House,” and son Jason grew up on his sets. “I was on the set of ‘Animal House’ when I was 11 days old. It had a profound effect on me,” Jason joked this week on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” When he was in his early teens, Jason started working as a production assistant and his dad even cast him in a few small roles. “I was 13 and my dad gave me a scene in ‘Kindergarten Cop’ kissing a girl—and that was in fact my first kiss,” said Jason. “My first kiss was directed by my father. You don’t know what it’s like to have to do eight takes of your first kiss while Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pointing a gun at you and your dad’s like, ‘Grab her a little more.’”
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It’s exactly a week until Christmas and if you’re lucky, this is your last week at work until the holiday. But since most of us aren’t, there is still an easy way to get away for a while. Yup, you guessed it; go see a movie! This week, most people will be clamoring to see “Avatar” since “Crazy Heart” and “The Young Victoria” are only opening in limited release and the only other movie coming out is “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” Not that I’m insinuating anything about which movies are better … oh wait, I’m totally doing that. But you never listen to my advice anyway. Whatever, I totally warned you about that movie. Keep reading »
Scott Schuman (aka The Sartorialist) was lamenting just yesterday about how he loves a nice chunky cardi, but because of his body type (and maybe fashion personality?) he can’t ever pull one off. I’m with you, Scott! There’s just some stuff I either don’t have the guts to wear or would just look horrid on me. I have to assume everyone has one or two cuts or styles of clothing that just look terribly wrong on them. Personally? I’ve got more than one or two. How about this wedding dress? Gorg, right? Not when I put it on—it made me look like a linebacker. I couldn’t rip it off my body fast enough! Or this onesie and this babydoll top? Can’t even wear them outside of a store dressing room they look so bad on me. Normal white tank tops (like the kind from Hanes or anything that looks like them) also prove to be not a good thing for my upper body. And you know how those Diane von Furstenburg wrap dresses are supposed to be flattering on everyone? Well, I’m apparently the exception to that rule. My list is long, but knowing what just will never work for my body and complexion also helps me to find what will. What about you — do you have a list of clothing kryptonite? Keep reading »
I’ve been thinking a lot about the popular “Christmas puppy” phenomenon lately. Because like many of us, at one point, I was guilty of asking for one. What better gift could one receive on Christmas morning than a gorgeous, yummy, adorable baby dog? But I know now that there’s a truly ugly side to what seems like such a sweet notion and the demand for shiny new purebred pups it creates.
Recently, the LA Times published this article chronicling a similar travesty in the canine industry that they quite astutely referred to as the “Paris Hilton Syndrome.” To date, “A third of the dogs held at San Francisco’s city shelter are all or part Chihuahua. New ones have come in every day for the last year. If the trend continues, officials said, the shelter would become 50% Chihuahua within months.” One Humane Society administrator commented that at the shelter where he works, “the number of Chihuahuas has eclipsed pit bulls as the most common breed.” As someone who has been a pit bull advocate for many years, this statistic makes me nauseous.
Here’s what over-bred dogs and Christmas puppies have in common. Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan continues to party nearly every night despite her apparent personal tragedies. But at least she’s making a mediocre effort to look as if nothing’s changed. [Hollywood, 12/18/09] Keep reading »
“My first reaction was, ‘You’re killing the mother of the show! You’re killing the woman who’s suffered more violence than anybody!’ She suffered more violence than Dexter ever suffered. Dexter witnessed the death of his mother, but he didn’t suffer any physical violence. Rita was beaten and raped by an ex-husband on a regular basis, and yet she still has this innocence and sweetness about her.”
– Actress Julie Benz on her initial reaction to finding out that Rita, the character she played on “Dexter,” would be killed off in the show’s season four finale, which aired last Sunday. [E! Online] Keep reading »